If you are interested in working with AUB on a project for your business, there are several ways you can get involved.

Innovation Voucher*

Match-funded support for a research and innovation project to benefit

your company.

If you are trying to develop a new product or service AUB can match-fund up to £5k of the development costs.

Access Voucher*

12 hours of free access to AUB equipment and expertise.

Proof of Concept Voucher*

Heavily subsidised access to AUB equipment and expertise for longer

term projects.

Student Live Brief

Work with AUB students on a challenging commercial brief.

Research Brief

Work with AUB staff on an ongoing design-led problem.

Meet the Maker*

Themed bi-monthly workshops for professionals with AUB staff or a Dorset Maker. Learn new skills and new techniques.

To find out more and discuss how we can help please contact: Daniel Cox  or Lucy Devall. 

*The Innovation, Access, Proof of Concept Vouchers and Meet the Maker workshops are funded by the European Union’s European Structural Investment Fund, to be eligible you must be a Small or Medium Enterprise and located in the Dorset region.

Innovation Vouchers are to benefit Small Medium Enterprises in the Dorset Region.

They are exempt from State Aid under the General Block Exemption Regulations (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 of 17 June 2014)) – Articles 18 and 28.
Article 18 covers aid to SMEs relating to consultancy and Article 28 covers aid relating to capital investment.

Aid provided under these Articles shall not exceed 50% intensity.

If neither of these Articles are appropriate it may be possible to utilise De Minimis regulation.

Further information on State Aid is available here